News Story

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course
5/3/2016 3:00:00 PM

 

News Story

 

Nature of Incident:           Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

 

Location:                            Moorpark City Hall

           

Date & Time:                     May 25 & 26, 2016/ 5:30PM ' 9:30PM

           

Unit Responsible:             Moorpark Police Department

                       

Narrative:           

 

Do you know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of youth that are in an emotional crisis or developing mental health problems'

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a free 8 hour training course primarily focused on information adult participants can use to help adolescents (ages 12-18) who are experiencing mental health challenges, substance use, anxiety, depression as well as  reviewing typical adolescent development.

 

Participants will learn to support youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental health problem or those in an emotional crisis by learning a five-step action plan:

        Assess for risk of suicide or harm

        Listen non-judgmentally

        Give reassurance and information

        Encourage appropriate professional help

        Encourage self-help and other support strategies

 

To register please email Mary Ellen Collins, Certified Trainer:

mecollins@voice4families.com or call (805) 657-4408

 

Made possible through funding from Ventura County Behavioral Health Department

 

Prepared by:  Sergeant Allen Devers, Moorpark CIT Coordinator


 

Media Release Date:    May 3, 2016

           

Follow-Up Contact:     allen.devers@ventura.org / 805-532-2700

           

Approved by:      Captain John Reilly